HRMToday has a very interesting and amusing story about a rejected candidate that was eventually hired and became a star player. It’s a great anecdote and reminder of a couple things:

1. We reject too easily.
2. We always benefit by treating people well.

The big question is really this: How do you treat rejected candidates? And can it be done in such a way that diminishes the negative feelings the rejected candidate will have towards the company?

I think there are ways of making a rejection sting a bit less, and maintaining a strong and positive candidate experience.

Here are some thoughts on that:

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Comment by Sally Raade on August 26, 2008 at 1:39pm
The best way to treat candidate is with respect. If you are an experienced
have ways to tell candidates why it wasn't a match.......and the candidates will respect you for that...they will still work with you because you provided the feedback.

Remember that you're there to see if there's a match. and if it's not a match, ...the candidate is still a good candidate otherwise you wouldn't be working with them.
Comment by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 26, 2008 at 9:58pm
Well said Sally!!
Comment by Suzanne Levison on September 1, 2008 at 5:38pm
"This one wasn't a fit for us" (I include myself as well) The client felt that he/she needs someone with more XYZ experience .


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